Rich Homie Quan Celebrates 10 Years in the Industry and his New Project ‘Family & Mula’

Rich Homie Quan opens up about a decade in the music industry, his new album ‘Family & Mula’ and what’s in store for the future.

Jackie Kolgraf
October 27, 2022

Rich Homie Quan joined Hip Hop Nation (Ch. 44) host Gray Rizzy to celebrate his 10-year mark in the industry as part of the channel’s SoundChek Series, which highlights artists’ new projects. Rich Homie also performed three new songs — “Dangerous,” “Krazy” and “Risk Takers” — from his latest album, Family & Mula.

To celebrate with him, we asked Rich Homie how it feels to have spent a decade in the game and what he plans to do within the next 10 years.

Gray Rizzy: New song, new vibes, new deal. New Quan? How is this working? What can we expect with all this movement going on?

Rich Homie Quan: I wouldn’t even say just a new Quan. I got a full team now. I had still been recording the whole time, I just didn’t have a team. We got a full roster now. You know? It’s hard in this industry. Nobody can do it alone. I don’t care how independent you are. You still need help from someone. I have the right help now.

Gray Rizzy: Why were there some gaps and spaces where we did not see you and now you are coming out the gate so strong?

Rich Homie Quan: First and foremost, I was going through a litigation with T.I.G, so legally I could not drop music. Then, when it was time for me to drop music, I waited so long … my mind had got gone and I lost my confidence. So then, I locked myself in the studio for two years straight and I did not listen to any radio. I was just straight recording every day, gaining my confidence back. So this is what you see now.

Gray Rizzy: How’d the song “Krazy” come about?

Rich Homie Quan: Yeah, that’s what came out of those studio sessions. It’s “Krazy” with a “k” of course haha, and I definitely got my mojo back.

Gray Rizzy: Who did you work with production-wise on this project?

Rich Homie Quan: What made me love this project so much is I started my own production team, so a lot of the producers on here are in-house. I had got so used to emailing producers, like, “I’m finna send you a pack.” So if you send me eight beats, man, I will only crank out one! Opposed to us standing side-by-side making the music around what I’m doing. Then I’m like, eight of eight. We were just vibing more so. I loved that about this production on there, all of the production is in-house. I had been working with them on my previous projects, like back to my previous stuff with T.I.G. I was able to go back to my old sound. I know, like, the big names are popping and stuff, but that is not my sound.

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Gray Rizzy: Ten years have gone that quick since you have been in the industry. How does it feel?

Rich Homie Quan: It feels like it has gone by in the snap of a finger. I remember my first time coming to L.A., my first time going to Flight Club like it was yesterday. Me, Fendi pulled up with Lil Kim, I met Fabolous. It has gone by so fast, I don’t remember every day, but I do have those moments I do remember. I didn’t even know 10 years could go this fast. Even from “Some Type of Way,” I didn’t even think I would last 10 years. I didn’t think I would be here.

Gray Rizzy: You did say that you are going back to the process. You are a household name. What did you draw from this project?

Rich Homie Quan: Basically, man, watching social media. I am watching from the house. Like, for instance, if I have a bad day with my girl and I go in the studio, nine times out of ten that song is going to sound like a love song or hurt song. I try to just rap about real things I go through, so even like … if I don’t go through it, I at least saw it because everybody putting their business on Instagram, so I feel like I know about you and your business because you and your wife then put up somewhere. So I talk about stuff like that too. I am just trying to get the sound all the way evolved.

Gray Rizzy: I’m curious. The journey is one that should be documented. The fact that you are here is a testimony. What would you say is something you learned over the past 10 years that got you to this point today?

Rich Homie Quan: I would say the biggest thing I learned is never give up even when the fans give up on you. Never give up on yourself. You gotta think, “Man, some people probably would have committed suicide.” I was the hottest thing. I was that boy at one point. You have to think about what that would do to someone mentally. What I would say is stay true to yourself. Believe in yourself. I never stopped believing in myself because I know what I had, and I know I am a child of God and I know God got me. America loves a comeback story, and I wouldn’t even call this a comeback story. I’ve been here, but I’ve evolved. I have recentered myself.

Gray Rizzy: How do you plan on getting through the next 10 years?

Rich Homie Quan: I am not going to be rapping at 45. I want a good under-25-year run. After that, then of course I am a CEO now. Rapping is just my platform for me to get into other ventures. I am trying to get involved with movies and stuff now. I am working on my book. I am writing movie scripts. I am using my musical mind, but I am applying it to other stuff.

Gray Rizzy: Talk to me about your new project.

Rich Homie Quan: It’s called Family & Mula because that’s all its ever been about — my family and my money. That’s what it is about now and that’s what it will be about in the future. Ya feel me? Family and mula. That’s it.

Gray Rizzy: How can everybody stay in touch with you?

Rich Homie Quan: Man, listen, social ain’t change. All social platforms is @richhomiequan. You know it’s me because I have the blue check on all my shit.